Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid awarded the Sri Lankan journalist Wijedasa Namini the “grand prix” of the 2005 Natali Prize for his report “Blatant Relentless Child Recruitment” on the practice of recruiting children as soldiers by the Sri-Lankan Tamil-Tigers. Fourteen other journalists also received Natali Prizes for their commitment to Human Rights and Democracy. The Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism was established in 1992 by the EC and is administered by the International Federation of Journalists. It is awarded annually to journalists from the written press who have demonstrated a striking insight and particular dedication to the reporting of human rights issues within the context of the development process.
Location: Brussels - Solvay Library Personalities: Louis Michel